Amazon opens grocery store without a checkout line

Amazon recently opened a store in Seattle to test a new concept for a grocery store without something you might think is pretty important: the checkout line.

Customers can walk in,  grab what they need and walk out without ever having to wait and it’s all thanks to what the company is calling “Just Walk Out Technology.”

The store, which is being called Amazon Go, uses machine learning, sensors and artificial intelligence to track the customer’s activity. You simply tap your cellphone on a turnstile when you enter, grab what you need and leave. Sensors on your items will be placed in a virtual cart and charged to your card on your way out.

The store is currently only open to Amazon employees but they are hoping for a public opening in early 2017.

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